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Karen is a glass maker who uses a range of techniques to produce her work including blowing, fusing, slumping, kiln-casting and polishing.
Karen’s fused work includes plates and vessels and she is currently exploring the ways in which glass can be slumped over or through moulds. She is enjoying using various crackle techniques for decoration. Taking the kiln-work hotter, Karen kiln-casts sculptures, first making a model, then a mould from that and then casting the glass in her kiln. However the glass is formed it usually needs some level of polishing and other cold work before she signs it as finished.
Karen loved the excitement that came with working with hot glass from a furnace, being able to blow, cut and pull the glass which when hot is like working with thick honey. She has had to move away from this work to concentrate on kiln formed glass, however she does still have some vases and paperweights available.